11 Delicious Substitutes for Carbs

Put down the Wonderbread

Wait, you’ve actually stuck with your New Year’s resolution to eat better? Bravo! Now keep that streak going by considering these carb-less updates on 11 commonly carb-heavy meals. (Don’t worry, they still taste really, really good.)

no bread lasagna
Erin McDowell

Lasagna: Instead Of Noodles Use Butternut Squash

Cheesy, garlicky and gluten-free.

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no bread tacos
Damn Delicious

Tacos: Instead Of Flour Tortillas Use Butter Lettuce

Taco Tuesday doesn’t have to come with a side of flour-filled regret.

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no bread hashbrowns
B. Britnell

Hashbrowns: Instead Of Potatoes Use Spaghetti Squash

A touch less crispy than the original, but as long as they're covered in cheese and topped with a fried egg, everybody wins.

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no bread burger
Sweet As Honey

Hamburger Buns: Instead Of Bread Buns, Use Sweet Potato Buns

You always suspected that cheeseburgers were healthy.

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no bread cauliflower
Creative Juice

Mashed Potatoes: Instead Of Potatoes Use Cauliflower

Seriously, though, is there anything cauliflower can’t do?

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no bread pizza
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Pizza: Instead Of Flour Crust, Use Cauliflower Crust

no bread frenchtoast
Oatmeal With a Fork

French Toast: Instead Of Bread, Use Oatmeal

We were admittedly skeptical but surprisingly pleased by these crispy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside slices.

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no bread cookies
Chelsea's Messy Apron

Chocolate Chip Cookies: Instead Of White Flour Use Oat Flour

No white flour makes it OK to eat four, right?

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no bread tempeh
Margaret's Dish

Sandwiches: Instead Of Bread, Use Tempeh

Tempeh, a fermented soy product, looks kind of alien-like, but it’s packed with protein, has a really interesting (in a good way) texture and takes on the flavor of whatever it accompanies.

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no bread portobell
Whitney Bond

Sandwiches: Instead Of Bread, Use Portobello Mushrooms

Hearty and meaty and wonderful.

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no bread fries
Photo: Eric Moran/Styling: Erin McDowell

French Fries: Instead Of Potatoes Use Zucchini

The second-best part? No deep-fryer necessary.

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